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ACC engineering class on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Highland Campus Building. 4000.

Apply Now for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Information Session Set for Saturday, April 28. Application Deadline June 30. Fall applications are being accepted for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, a co-enrollment program that allows students to complete the first two … Continue reading

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Become a student leader: join Student Government Association

Austin Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its annual election April 30 to May 5. The SGA encourages all students interested in running for an elected position to file as a candidate before the … Continue reading

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Let your voice be heard on racial issues

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences with race and racism in a series of interviews designed to guide the development of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation … Continue reading

ACC Jazz Ensemble performs tribute to former ACC student

The ACC Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 13th annual Texas Community Music Festival Friday, April 27, at Central Market North (4001 N. Lamar) from 8 to 9 p.m. Their concert, featuring jazz bassist Sophia … Continue reading

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ACC announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a Gilman Top Producing Institution by the U.S. State Department for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive. The list, released April 9, … Continue reading

Explore Some of Austin’s Hottest Jobs: ACC hosts Applied Tech Open House

Austin Community College invites the community to learn about tech career and training opportunities at the eighth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Round Rock Campus, Building … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 16-20

Austin Community College celebrates the 48th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 16. The events highlight the college’s commitment to sustainable practices and engage students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual veterans resource fair

ACC invites veterans, military members, and the community to the annual From Humvee to ACC veterans appreciation and resource fair Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Austin Campus, Room 1130 … Continue reading

ACC hosts summer music and recording workshops

High school students can learn about music and sound production and get hands-on experience at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-29 and July 23-27 at … Continue reading

ACC examines history and politics of Jerusalem

Austin Community College will present a discussion on the history and politics of  Jerusalem and its role in the peace process as part of the college’s Spring 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s … Continue reading

Pinnacle Campus to close for evaluation beginning summer 2018

The college is looking at needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansion opportunities Austin Community College (ACC) will close its Pinnacle Campus beginning summer 2018 to evaluate needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansions on site. Built … Continue reading

College closed for spring break March 12-March 19

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 12. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 19.  

42nd annual Student Art Exhibition opens March 21

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to view its 42nd annual Student Art Exhibition March 21 through April 8 at Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd.). Approximately … Continue reading

ACC graduate motivating change as vice president of Collegiate DECA

Austin Community College (ACC) business alumnus Joshua Koshy is learning a great deal about leadership since taking on the role of vice president of Collegiate DECA. “I have had the honor to serve alongside an … Continue reading

Photography Department hosts statewide photography conference

ACC’s Department of Professional Photography hosted the 2018 Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Winter Conference. The full-day conference drew in more than 380 students and instructors from 42 high schools across Texas. ACC faculty, staff and volunteers … Continue reading

ACC hosts spring job fair and career exploration event

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Highland Campus Drive). … Continue reading

ACC welcomes vice president of business and industry partnerships

Austin Community College (ACC) has named Garrett Groves vice president of business and industry partnerships. Groves will work with area businesses to identify emerging needs, evaluate opportunities for collaboration, and build strategic partnerships benefiting the … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Building Equity: Putting Ideas into Action

Community colleges are working diligently to overcome one of the longest-standing equity gaps in our arena: Persistence and graduation rates among historically underserved students of color.   ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses social … Continue reading

So You Want to be an Engineer?

Learn about the engineering profession from experts in Austin Community College’s Engineering Program.  “So You Want to be an Engineer” will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, at Highland Campus, Room 2405 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). … Continue reading

Amplify Scholarships for ACC Students During Amplify Austin on March 1-2

Help support student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. through Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. ACC’s Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin … Continue reading

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Current Austin Community College (ACC) students can begin to apply for additional Pell Grant funding now available for summer courses. Funding is accessible for students who have used their entire financial aid award during the … Continue reading

ACC hosts interactive social justice event: The Defamation Experience

Austin Community College invites the public to participate in an interactive social justice event 10 a.m. to noon Friday, February 23, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “The Defamation Experience” is a play that incorporates … Continue reading

Apply now for fall scholarships; deadline is April 1

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The Austin Community College Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for a variety of majors and circumstances (see below). Apply early The deadline … Continue reading

Transfer Week helps students plan their bachelor’s degree

Students planning for a bachelor’s degree can explore their transfer options and meet university recruiters during Austin Community College’s annual Transfer Week, held February 19-23. The largest event is the Spring Transfer Fair, which includes … Continue reading

ACC celebrates grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2 Tuesday, February 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy 290). The expansion includes specialized facilities for … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on Iran and U.S. relations

Austin Community College will present a discussion of Iran’s past and present as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by the college’s International Programs Office, the presentation is Wednesday, January 31, … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of MLK Jr. Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 16. Tuesday also is the start of the college’s spring semester. Registration … Continue reading

Registration underway for BACK TO WORK 50+ workshops

Austin Community College (ACC) is holding free information sessions and workshops to help women 50 and older find new careers, gain job search and computer skills, and build financial security. The first spring workshop for … Continue reading

Registration open for ACC short semester classes

Registration dates can sneak up fast, but students can still sign up for courses they need with Austin Community College’s short semester classes. The college offers a variety of 12 and eight-week courses. Classes are … Continue reading

Enroll now for new auto-tech training program

Enrollment is now open for a new automotive technology training program beginning spring 2018. The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides additional automotive technology career certifications. Students gain hands-on experience with vehicle maintenance, … Continue reading

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